There is some uncertainty about the actual origin of opera buffa.
AS Rossini found the opera seria of his day too serious, so he found the opera buffa too broadly comic.
So he gave him a contract to write three operas, one of which was to be an opera buffa, and to be ready in the following autumn.
Rossini's "Barber of Seville" is a genuinely good example of opera buffa.
The intermezzo subsequently rose to such an importance that it developed into opera buffa, the comic Italian opera.
His opera buffa "Elisir d'Amore" is, when well performed, a very pleasing trifle.
He set up a private stage in the episcopal palace, and wrote for it his first “opera buffa,” Amore in musica.
The other men who devoted themselves to opera buffa during this period my be briefly dismissed.
It was said of the performers that Rossi and Rosa Manservisi were specially suited for opera buffa.
There is no doubt that this external subordination was of inestimable value to the development of the opera buffa.